Thursday, October 06, 2005

Vignettes

I. I'm pleased that both of my senators voted for the McCain Amendment to ban torture of military prisoners. I am horrified that any senator could vote for torture.

II. You may have noticed that my comments tag looks different, in that there are two choices of links to comments. I found out that Haloscan does not keep old comments, when I think there are some great comments that make my posts much better. So I have turned the Blogger comments back on, while still keeping the haloscan active for now. I encourage everyone to use the Blogger link (the one on the left), and I will eventually get rid of the haloscan links.

III. Check out my students' class blog, Harmonious Puddles Make You Lose Control. They have been experiencing Indian music, the realities of music as a career, and now music technology.

IV. Yesterday, I was very excited to listen to the NPR story on the newly-found recording of Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. The sound is absolutely great, and the archivist (Appelbaum) does a good job describing the unusual but wonderful interaction of Monk's sparse style with Coltrane's lyricism.

V. I was a little freaked out to discover this discussion board among my referrals. I'm not used to people being so excited about the end of the world. I wonder if any of them are parents. I look forward to seeing my children grow. I thrill at seeing them discovering the universe, their worldviews expanding at prodigious rates. I would be quite sad if the world ended next Tuesday, stopping that growth forever.

2 comments:

Carolyn-Anne Templeton said...

Well, I thought I'd try out the new comment system. I just thought I'd note that one of my senators voted for the amendment: I find this promising. I never expect them to do anything right. On the other hand, it does make me more than a bit suspicious, because I trust neither Kay Bailey Hutchinson (who voted Yea) or McCain.

Linda said...

I'm sorry you have misunderstood my discussion board. You see, we are not looking for the end of the world. We are looking for the rapture of the church. Jesus will come and take those who belong to Him to heaven. After 7 years of tribulation, death and destruction on earth, we will come back with Him to rule and reign with Him for 1,000 years. Then there will be a new heaven and new earth, and we will live forever. Our children will live forever. We love our children and we are thankful to our Lord that He has provided a way for us to have eternal life.

It's all in the Bible. Perhaps you should check it out.

God bless!

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.